A team of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ experts in Ulyanovsk, Russia and London Stansted combined their expertise to expedite an urgent shipment of oil production equipment from Scotland to Turkey.
Moving the 35-ton cargo onboard one of its IL-76TD- in Istanbul. 90VD freighters took just three days from the initial customer enquiry to delivery of the shipment
“After receiving an urgent customer request, our engineers in Ulyanovsk developed a load plan and multi-purpose shipping cradle to load the cargo of 19-metre pipes and the manufacturing of the cradle was organised by our Stansted team. Whilst this was in progress, Volga-Dnepr’s Engineering and Logistics Center made all the arrangements to rent cranes for the loading as well as a trailer to deliver the pipes to Prestwick Airport. Extra loading equipment was also delivered from Leipzig, Germany, especially for this flight. Despite a strong 20mph wind in Prestwick on the day of the loading, the technical crew of the aircraft completed the hardest part of the project by promptly building up the loading complex on the trailer and in the aircraft, fixing the pipes in the cradle and then lifting them into the cargo hold,” said Huseyn Mammadli, Logistics Executive, ELC, Volga-Dnepr Group.
The oil production equipment was delivered on behalf of the DHL Global Forwarding company to Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. It will be used in exploration and drilling projects looking for new oil and gas fields on the Black Sea shelf in Turkey.